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The Zoque Carnivals of Northwestern Chiapas, Mexico  

Gillian E. Newell

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Jul 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Latin American History
Every year, in the days just prior to Catholic Ash Wednesday, the indigenous Zoque peoples of northwestern Chiapas, Mexico, celebrate “carnival.” In doing so, they affirm their ethnic ... More

Zero Morphemes  

Eystein Dahl and Antonio Fábregas

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Jul 2018
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Linguistics
Zero or null morphology refers to morphological units that are devoid of phonological content. Whether such entities should be postulated is one of the most controversial issues in ... More

The Women’s War of 1929  

Adam Paddock

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Jul 2018
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African History
The Women’s War of 1929, known among Igbo women as Ogu Umunwanyi, occurred from November 23 to January 10, 1930. It was a resistance movement whereby women in the Eastern Provinces of the ... More

Women in Classical Greek Religion  

Laura McClure

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Jul 2018
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Religion
As “cultic citizens,” women participated in state festivals at Athens alongside men and celebrated their own rituals apart from them, at shrines within the house and in cults outside the ... More

Vietnamese American Literature  

Michele Janette

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Jul 2018
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Literature
While the Vietnam War looms large in American national culture of the 20th century, Vietnam, Vietnamese people, and Vietnamese American experiences have been little attended to. Vietnamese ... More

US Latina/os and the White Imagination  

Lee Bebout

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Jul 2018
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Literature
There is no singular manifestation of Latina/os in the white imagination. Rather, Latina/os occupy various, competing, and interdependent forms of representation. Latina/os are depicted as ... More

Using Naturalistic Observation to Develop Crime-Control Policies in Nighttime Entertainment Districts  

Monica Perez-Trujillo

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Jul 2018
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Criminology and Criminal Justice
For the last 20 years, research based on the idea that opportunities for crime are related to specific times and places has informed crime-control policies in nighttime entertainment ... More

Use of Property Values and Location Decisions for Environmental Valuation  

Lala Ma

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Jul 2018
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Environmental Science
The economics literature has developed various methods to recover the values for environmental commodities. Two such methods related to revealed preference are property value hedonic ... More

Urban Exceptionalism in the American South  

David Goldfield

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Jul 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
American History
While colonial New Englanders gathered around town commons, settlers in the Southern colonials sprawled out on farms and plantations. The distinctions had more to do with the varying ... More

Travel and Transport in Mexico  

J. Brian Freeman and Guillermo Guajardo Soto

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Jul 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Latin American History
In his 1950 study, Mexico: The Struggle for Peace and Bread, historian Frank Tannenbaum remarked that “physical geography could not have been better designed to isolate Mexico from the ... More

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